The 1100 Special was launched in August 1979 to celebrate the Mini’s big birthday and ended making its public debut at a celebratory event in Donington in 1979 . Unlike most limited edition models that followed, the 1100 Special was mechanically, as well as cosmetically, upgraded. Powering the car was a 1098cc Clubman-specification engine, pushing out 45bhp and 57lb ft – and it was the only non-Haynes-fronted Mini to benefit from the 1100. Maximum speed was 84mph with a 0-60mph time of 16.6 seconds – nippy enough for a Mini of its time.
Visually, the 1100 Special was spot-on. It boasted metallic paint, graduated stripes, wheelarch extensions and standard-fit alloys. Inside, it was equipped with the 1275 GT’s instrument pack and full-depth centre console. Contemporary advertising put it so well ‘You take the Daimler dear, I’ll drive the Mini ,and here we have a very special Mini Special. We are delighted to have this particular car for sale, as it is indeed a very rare car to find in this condition. The MINI lovers will probably know about this car, and to be fair, its hard to say here as to the works completed. To give a better idea of what's completed,check the photos and description. A highly sought after model, thats ready to drive away as we head into the classic car show season. This is an original UK car, and can be returned to UK plates quite easily.
We accept trade ins as always, and can deliver if required. Viewing is strictly by appointment please, and we are open Monday to Saturday.